Around 30 armed police officers are guarding each of the 8 signs on buildings around the city centre after protests on Monday when the signs were first put up. The signs that were smashed and torn down by protesters have also been replaced and Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic has urged the citizens in Vukovar that it is time to move on from the past.
“Croatia must show generosity in victory, and in peace – good faith and will – and respect laws,” said Milanovic during an interview on Wednesday.
“I can accept that a number of people are not happy with that (Cyrillic signs). If we want to be a civilised state that protects ethnic minorities and abides by the law, then we must do it (put up dual-alphabet signs) and we will do it,” Milanovic said.
The Prime Minister appealed to protestors in Vukovar to stop and to accept that the war had finished and that more than 20 years had passed since the amnesty law.